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CSA Recipes

Posted 10/17/2018 11:41am by Amy Philson.

Today is Week 20 of our CSA Season.  Only 4 weeks left in this season.  If you haven't signed up for Winter CSA, be sure to do so soon so we know how to plan.

The weather has taken a big turn since last Wednesday.  Most of our farms have experienced light frost this week, so the last of our summer crops are finished now. But there are many crops that can withstand frost, and others that get better after a frost.  We continue to put garden beds to bed for the year as we clean them out.  Some will receive a cover crop that will be tilled in as green compost in the spring.  It's also time to plant garlic for harvest next summer.  When we plant garlic in the fall, it begins to establish roots in the ground and then goes dormant for the winter.  In the spring, it then returns to growth and is harvested in June or July.

Glacial Till Farm

Buckwheat is a great cover crop to suppress weeds. I have been planting it thick as my first crop on newly established plots. It also provides loads of flowers for our beehive that is maintained by Craig Cowan from the barefoot forge. After the flowers are done and before the seed matures, I flail chop it and incorporate it into the top layer of soil for its organic matter. It also leaves my soil with a very nice tilth. 

Our next crops of arugula, lettuce, and baby kale are almost ready for harvest, so look for those in the coming weeks.

Detweiler Farm

We are sorry for the issues with the striped cabbage worm that has been affecting the quality of our broccoli.  We are taking steps to combat the pest with organic approved methods.  In order to hopefully make up for the damaged broccoli, we have sent replacements this week for you to choose from at pickup.  Some of these do continue to have worm damage, but the cooler weather has slowed the pest so it should be easier to trim damaged parts from the broccoli.

CSA Shares

Full Share

  • 2 acorn squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 bell pepper from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 bag parsley from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 spaghetti squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 8 oz. salad greens from Glacial Till Farm
  • 8 oz. kale from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 bunch radishes from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 lb. onions from Miller Farm
  • 3 choice from Detweiler Farm, Glacial Till Farm, Harmony Grove Farm, and Miller Farm

Small Share

  • 1 acorn squash from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 bell pepper from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 bag parsley from Detweiler Farm
  • 1 lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 8 oz. salad greens from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 lb. onions from Miller Farm
  • 2 choice from Detweiler Farm, Glacial Till Farm, Harmony Grove Farm, and Miller Farm

Mini Share

  • 1 lettuce from Harmony Grove Farm
  • 8 oz. salad greens from Glacial Till Farm
  • 1 choice from Detweiler Farm, Glacial Till Farm, Harmony Grove Farm, and Miller Farm
  • (I had planned 1 acorn squash for Mini Shares, but I miscounted when telling the farmer how many.  So you will receive your missing acorn squash next week.)

Recipes

When I have lots of hearty greens like our salad greens from Glacial Till Farm, I love to make bowls with greens as the base.  How to Make a Buddha Bowl breaks down the anatomy of a great bowl and gives you a bunch of recipes to choose from.

Chopped Autumn Salad with Apple Cider Dressing would be great with either the salad greens or lettuce.

Sausage and Kale Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin

Acorn Squash, Kale and Barley Soup -- Vegan!

Sausage & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Pecans

I think it's a hot soup and tea kind of day today.  I'm going to go make myself a cup of tea and start a pot of soup for dinner.  Have a great week!

Amy

 


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